Hawaii Medical Cannabis Program. What is it?

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    Hawaii Department of Health

    For patients to possess and use medical marijuana in the state of Hawaii, patients must be registered with the Medical Cannabis Patient Registry Program. A patient must have a qualifying debilitating condition and be certified by a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy before being able to register for a Hawaii medical marijuana card (329 card). Only Hawaii-licensed Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy who hold a valid license with authority to prescribe drugs and are registered with the Department of Public Safety to prescribe controlled substances can certify a patient. Hawaii-licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who have prescriptive authority and are registered with the Department of Public Safety to prescribe controlled substances may also certify qualifying patients. A bona fide physician/APRN and patient relationship must exist which means the physician or APRN has the ongoing responsibility for the assessment, care, and treatment of the qualifying patient’s debilitating medical condition as it relates to the use of medical cannabis. A qualifying patient under the age of 18 may register to use medical cannabis if certified by an MMJ doctor as well. A minor will need a parent, guardian or legal custodian who must register as the minor’s primary caregiver and provide consent in writing to allow the minor to use medical cannabis and consent to controlling the acquisition and dosage frequency of medical cannabis to be used by the minor. Both the minor and their caregiver must register to obtain a medical cannabis card. For patients over 18 who need a caregiver in the administration of their cannabis treatment, the caregiver must be identified on the application and registered with the Department of Health in the Medical Cannabis Patient Program.




  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nausea
  • Persistent muscle spasms
  • Post traumatic stress
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Seizures


Patients who possess a physician’s recommendation may legally possess and obtain medical cannabis provided by state licensed dispensaries. Patients under the age of 21 are not permitted to consume herbal forms of cannabis. Inhaling herbal cannabis is not permitted by adults in the presence of a pregnant woman or a child age 14 or under. Dispensaries may not provide cannabis-infused food or drink products with more than 10mg of THC.






Yes. A “caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana and has qualified for and obtained a caregiver identification card issued by the Department of Health. The Department may limit the number of qualifying patients a caregiver may assist at one time and the number of caregivers that a qualifying patient may have at one time.



    Hawaii Medical Marijuana Card. How do I get one?

    After being certified by an MMJ doctor, you will create an online account with the State of Hawaii and then fill out the online application. When you create your account, your name must match your name on your government issued driver license or government ID. As part of the application, you will be asked if you or your caregiver plan to grow medical cannabis. You will also need to upload copies of acceptable identification during the application process. Fortunately, if you cannot complete the application at one time, you may save your application and continue the process later. You will need to pay the application fee via credit card or echeck and submit the online application to the MMJ doctor who certified you. He or she will review your application and submit it to the Hawaii Department of Health. If notified that you’ve been approved by the Department, you may download your medical marijuana registration card. When visiting a dispensary, you will need to have ID and your marijuana card. It’s suggested that you chronicle your medical marijuana product use so you can determine which products work best for you. You can discuss the efficacy of these products with your MMJ doctor. National Medical Marijuana Card Services provides you with a journal to help you keep track of your medical marijuana product experiences. Log in and use it.

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    Indica vs Sativa, THC vs CBD. What are my options?

    Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis products are available in Hawaii for qualified patients. Legal products are medical marijuana CBD, tinctures, capsules, vape products and flower, to name a few.

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